Now that so many restrictions have been lifted for the traveling public, the airlines are working to accommodate those who wish to fly, and Mother Nature is having none of it.
Over the weekend, storms caused delays and cancelations across the United States, affecting many air travelers, and American Airlines put out a statement explaining what, exactly, is going on.
“The first few weeks of June have brought unprecedented weather to our largest hubs, heavily impacting our operation and causing delays, canceled flights and disruptions to crew member schedules and our customers’ plans,” the statement said.
“That, combined with the labor shortages some of our vendors are contending with and the incredibly quick ramp up of customer demand, has led us to build in additional resilience and certainty to our operation by adjusting a fraction of our scheduled flying through mid-July,” the statement went on.
“We made targeted changes with the goal of impacting the fewest number of customers by adjusting flights in markets where we have multiple options for re-accommodation.”
The flights canceled this weekend also represented a small percentage of the airline’s overall schedule.
The 123 flights scrapped on Saturday represented 4 percent of all flights, CNBC said, citing date from FlightWare. There were 180 flights canceled Sunday, according to the report — but the airline told the network that was only 3 percent of all of its flights “including those operated by regional carriers.”
Air traffic in the United States is one of a fair number of industries hit hard by the year of COVID and the related closings and hysteria. The public is anxious to “get back to normal” as are the industries. The problem at the moment is logistics and being sure that all the moving pieces and parts are in the right places to make getting back to normal – whatever that is – possible.
Some patience is in order for the time being.
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